So just how big is The Handmaid’s Tale? Big enough that they are still in the casting phase. It’s already been reported that Elizabeth Moss and Samira Wiley are in the cast, but who else could they be aiming for? The premise is so unique that it bears being told again, and has surged in popularity. Here are some things to look forward to with the series.
Samira Wiley is one of the hottest actresses to grace television as of late. She surprised everyone on ‘Orange is the New Black’, and was a perfect fit for ‘Youre The Worst’. Now that she’s on The Handmaid’s Tale, there is a good chance she could rise even more in the star meter. Even with the information about all of the characters from the movie adaptation of the television show, no one outside of the production team knows what secret role Wiley will play.
Elizabeth Moss is an even bigger star, and up to this point her role is the only one that is set in stone. With Moss playing the lead, that simplifies things for the show. They got their most important character out of the way, and have a lot of room when it comes to decisions on the supporting cast. One of the big complaints from The Handmaid’s Tale movie was that the supporting cast wasn’t strong, which means that shouldn’t be the case here. They already have Wiley, so it now comes down to hedging their bets on another big name, or at the very least another rising star.
The Handmaid’s Tale is going to be fantastic television and a great pickup by Hulu. Netflix will have a hard time finding a counter for this unique premise and exciting actors.
What’s your favorite part about the book, and will it translate well to the television screen? What role will Samira Wiley play?